5Days of Jamaican immersion into the exciting atmosphere and world-renowned camps that produce record breakers in track and field.
Who faster? That’s the slogan being used by a shoe company featuring Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man.
Jamaica, as small as it is, rivals any country in the world in producing great sprinters. The achievements are continuous starting with Herb Mackinley in the 1950s, to Merlene Ottey in the 80s & 90s through to the current male and female sprint quartets including Asafa Powell, Veronica Campbell, and Shelly Ann Fraser that devastated the recent Olympics and World Championships. Great runners who represented other countries such as Lynford Christie, Donovan Bailey, and Sanya Richards all have roots in the tiny island.
What’s the reason for this success? Some say the secret is in the yams or the water or fast twitch muscle fibers.
Visit the island and see for yourself. Sample all the food, drink all you want and observe the nursery from which great sprinters come. Watch children race at school during break periods and visit track meets where some of the best are identified. Go to the training camp of world record beaters, you may find one there working out. Hear the coaches views on the training regiments,upcoming talents an d the motivation behind this success.
Start with Waldensia Primary and All Age School where Bolt attended, then on to a high school where preparation for “Champs” the all island track meet that is the most excited in the world for school age athletes. Meet and greet atletes at the Racers Track Club or the MVP Track Club. You may be able to attend Champs or any other meet including IAAF events depending on tour dates.
All this while staying at an all-inclusive luxury hotel near beaches with plenty of fun activities.
- All-inclusive hotel*
- Guided tours
- Experienced chaperones at schedule track events
- Tour materials
- Ticket to track event
- Land transportation to tour sites
- Free KulchaTours souvenir
- Airport transfers
- Fun activities at selected hotels
- Hotel taxes and service charges
*Hotel accommodation in Kingston is not all-inclusive.
**All meals included except for meals in Kingston.
Note: Please contact us if you need assitance with Airfare quotes.
Calendar for 2013
March 27 – April 1 (Track Event: Boys and Girls Championships)
May 1 – May 6 (Track Event: Jamaica Invitational)
Day 1: Arrive in Jamaica
Afternoon – Assignments of rooms at Breezes Trewlany Hotel
Breezes Trewlany is a 800+ room all inclusive hotel with 4 main resturants, fabulous beach and many exciting entertainment activities.
Evening – Dinner at hotel
Enjoy hotel’s evening activities.
Day 2: Waldensia School and Dunn’s River Falls
Morning – Visit Waldensia Primary and All Age School
Observe this environment of young children that once nutured the fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt. See natural impulse to run and their raw natural speed. Enjoy the warm and friendly company of the students and teachers while you play along.
Afternoon – Climb the Dunn’s River Falls and Lunch at Margaritaville Restaurant
These spectacular falls are world famous. Climb against the currents. Its fun! Then Margaritaville is a fun and exciting hot spot in Ocho Rios for shopping and good food.
Evening – Return to hotel Breezes. Relax and enjoy the evening.
Day 3: Jamaica College and Racers Track Clubs
Morning – Drive to Kingston and visit Jamaica College (JC)
A high school for boys established in 1789. The “True Blues” excell at track. They won “Champs” an enviable 20 times during its 100 year history.
Afternoon – Lunch arranged by JC host.
Evening – Visit MPV or Racers track clubs.
Watch and interact with the athletes as they go through their drills. Connect with the athletes and establish some contacts! Clubs of Shelly Ann Fraser and Usain Bolt respectively. Drive back to hotel/lodging in Kingston. Relax and enjoy the evening.
Day 4: MEET DAY!!!
Attend a track and field meet coinciding with your tour. See some of the best talents on display. Photo opportunities may be arranged with one of your favorite athletes!
Day 5: Fun Day!!
Morning – Drive to Breezes Trewlaney
Spend the rest of the day enjoying the hotel activities or schedule an excursion to one of several local attractions.
Day 6: Head Home
Things to Know
Currency: Jamaican Dollar (JMD)
Weather: It’s nice.
Visa: Not required.
Book This Tour!
***Must be paid 6 weeks in advance and is based on group of 20 persons. Double occupancy.